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Colonial Heights, Georgia
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Our Genealogical Helper for Colonial Heights ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Colonial Heights (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Colonial Heights. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Colonial Heights ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Colonial Heights.

  • Typical abbreviation for Colonial Heights: Colonial Hts. (in Canada, 'Hgts.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Colonial Heights ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Colonial Heights.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Colonial Heights, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Colonial Heights.

Cemeteries Near Colonial Heights ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Colonial Heights.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Colonial Heights covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Rivers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bright Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McCalls Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Hadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Bugg Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rakestraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Daniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Linebarker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Cooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Billingslea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith - Hattox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hadley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Murphy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beech Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sledge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fannin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lovelace Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Eastview Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Cane Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Traylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pinewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shawmut Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Langdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Smyrna Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Spear Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Geter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South View Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forty Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pine Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hall Memorial CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  WSW Rehobeth Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Glass Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glanton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hardy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Herndon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Langford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Loyd Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Traylor Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Wood Cemetery   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

While we didn't find Colonial Heights in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Colonial Heights.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Colonial Heights, with the one closest to Colonial Heights listed first.

Whitesville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Colonial Heights
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Whitesville had a post office and no railroad service
Wisdoms Store - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wisdoms Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Colonial Heights
 - 1895 population of 38 people
 - Wisdoms Store had a post office and no railroad service
Troup Factory - Historic   [Map]
 - While Troup Factory was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Colonial Heights
 - 1895 population of 300 people
 - Troup Factory had a post office and no railroad service
Gabbettville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Colonial Heights
 - Gabbettville had a post office and railroad service
Long Cane   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Colonial Heights
 - Long Cane had a post office and no railroad service
West Point   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Colonial Heights
 - 1895 population of 1,254 people (with 3,725 people in 2017)
 - West Point had a post office and railroad service
River View (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colonial Heights
 - River View had a post office and no railroad service
Osanippa (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Colonial Heights
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Osanippa had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Colonial Heights. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Colonial Heights in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Colonial Heights is located in Troup County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Troup County: Chambers (AL), Randolph (AL), Coweta, Harris, Heard & Meriwether.

Below are the counties that are near Colonial Heights. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Colonial Heights:

Troup     (The home county for Colonial Heights)
      Pioneer Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      West Point   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      LaGrange   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Lake Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mountville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Abbottsford   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Asta Village   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brays Lakeview   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hogansville   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Roopville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Benning   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heineburg Village - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Grantville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Smith City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Moreland   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      East Newnan   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Haralson   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Newnan   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turin   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sargent   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jade Lake Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Senoia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pine Lake   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pine Mountain   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Mountain Valley   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cataula   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ellerslie   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waverly Hall   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Glenn   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Centralhatchee   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roosterville   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ephesus   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Harris City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Warm Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Greenville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Manchester   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Lone Oak   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodbury   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Luthersville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gay   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fortson   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Midland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bibb City   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      City Village   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Upatoi   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baker Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Molena   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hilltop   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Talbotton   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Box Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Geneva   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barker Spring   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sunset Village   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hannahs Mill   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln Park   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Thomaston   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chambers (AL)
      Eady City (AL)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Plant City (AL)   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Valley (AL)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lanett (AL)   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Huguley (AL)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fredonia (AL)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Evansville (AL)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cusseta (AL)   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Standing Rock (AL)   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      McCosh Mill (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Five Points (AL)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      LaFayette (AL)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Penton (AL)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clay (AL)
      Motley (AL)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lee (AL)
      Smith's Station (AL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Smiths (AL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem (AL)   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Opelika (AL)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prince Crossroads (AL)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      The Bottle (AL)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beauregard (AL)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Auburn (AL)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Waverly (AL)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgewood Village (AL)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marvyn (AL)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Loachapoka (AL)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Randolph (AL)
      Rock Mills (AL)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Roanoke (AL)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wadley (AL)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Almond (AL)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wedowee (AL)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland (AL)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Russell (AL)
      Ladonia (AL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Phenix City (AL)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Crawford (AL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fontaine Village (AL)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fort Mitchell (AL)   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Tallapoosa (AL)
      Frog Eye (AL)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Camp Hill (AL)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Daviston (AL)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Slaughters (AL) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Colonial Heights, see our County-by-County Page for Colonial Heights.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Colonial Heights:

These websites are specific to Georgia:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Georgia Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Georgia to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Troup County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chattahoochee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coweta County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Harris County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Heard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Meriwether County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Muscogee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talbot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Upson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chambers County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Russell County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tallapoosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Georgia:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Georgia     Cemetery Wiki for Georgia
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Georgia,     of Troup County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Georgia
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Georgia

About Troup County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Colonial Heights. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Troup County:

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Colonial Heights. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Colonial Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Colonial Heights. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8807, Longitude: -85.0308     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Colonial Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

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<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Colonial Heights, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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